The Top 5 Weirdest Ben and Jerry’s Flavors Ever
Forrest Miller – Muze Staff Writer
Everyone loves a good pint of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream but not every flavor has been a winner. Ben and Jerry’s has produced many aggressively weird flavors. Some are successes and some are flops. The Ben and Jerry’s factory in Waterbury, Vermont has a real “flavor graveyard” with headstones commemorating the many flavors that have fallen over the years. You can petition to “resurrect” your favorite flavor. If you can’t make it to Waterbury to visit the graveyard and mourn your favorite creation, you can take a “virtual tour” at the company website. You can also get a full list of the discontinued flavors by clicking on the “crypt.” Ben and Jerry’s is proud of its, shall we say, unique and outlandish flavors and, although there are many runners-up, these flavors take the cake for the most unusual ever created by Ben and Jerry’s:
Vanilla ice cream with a hint of rum and lots of milk chocolate malt balls. It’s the one flavor of the top 5 weirdest that hasn’t been sent to the flavor graveyard (at least not yet. It’s a limited batch, so we will see how well it sells). The name pays homage to the famous SNL skit with Alec Baldwin playing “Pete Schweddy,” the owner of a holiday bakery. The ingredients are not all that unusual compared with some of the other top five weirdest flavors (although “hint of rum?” What’s up with that?) Schweddy balls mostly makes the list because of its name, which is comical, but doesn’t sell itself as a mouth-watering delicious treat.
#4) Tennessee Mud:
Coffee ice cream with amaretto, Jack Daniels Tennessee whiskey, and roasted silvered almonds. Ben and Jerry’s is no stranger to using alcohol products in their ice cream. As mentioned before there is a “hint” of rum in Schweddy Balls and Dublin Mudslide, for example, a perennial favorite, is made with Bailey’s. However, both rum and Bailey’s are used in many confections and Bailey’s naturally goes well with things like coffee, cream, and chocolate. Ben and Jerry’s opted for whiskey, an unusual choice for a coffee based ice cream so Tennessee Mud makes the list of the top five weirdest flavors.
#3) Concession Obsession:
Vanilla ice cream loaded with non-pareils, fudged covered crisped rice candy, peanuts dipped in fudge, and a caramel candy swirl. Ben and Jerry’s boast that “this mighty flavor was a whole snack stand in one.” That might be true, but if you are really hankering for a mouthful or random candy from a concession stand, why bother with the ice cream?
#2) Miz Jelena’s Sweet Potato Pie:
Ginger ice cream with a fudge swirl. One has to wonder who came up with this delightful idea. It’s an ice cream that tastes like a pie, which isn’t unusual for Ben and Jerry’s, but it isn’t even a traditional pie like apple or cherry. It sounds more like dinner than dessert. Hey, here’s an idea for the next great Ben and Jerry’s Flavor: Shepard’s Pie! Yet, the ingredients say, “fudge” so it has to be good, right? Apparently most people did not think so and it was discontinued.
#1) Peanut Butter and Jelly
Peanut butter bits “sandwiched” between peanut butter ice cream and strawberry jelly. It’s actually amazing that this flavor isn’t still running today because PB and J is about the best combo since bacon and eggs. Maybe it was the lack of bread or maybe people just couldn’t figure out how to take it to school in their lunch boxes, but this flavor didn’t last very long.
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